How to Improve your Home's value with Super Screen
Are you a new homeowner? Congratulations! Whether you recently bought a home, or you’ve been a homeowner for any number of years, there’s always an argument to be made for improvements you can do to increase the value of your home. After all, buying a house in an investment, and anything you can do to sweeten the return on that investment is a great idea.
So, to improve your home’s value, where should you start? Well there are a number of things you can do, and we’re going to reveal four of them today.
Redo your floors
A singular project that can make a big impact in any home, both aesthetically and value-wise, is redoing the floors. Many older homes come with carpet in the main areas, like the living room and dining room. Removing carpet and replacing it with a more modern option, such hardwood or a wood-substitute (like vinyl plank or laminate) makes a statement and elevates the whole room. There are so many affordable options today for flooring that this is a very attainable upgrade for new homeowners to make.
Redo your windows
Another great way to increase the value of your home is by upgrading the windows. New windows not only increase curb appeal, but installing the right materials can also offer a significant energy-efficiency boost that will bleed into other benefits for the home. For example, consider installing new screens over windows and doors. High quality screens, like those from Super Screen, offer supreme durability, great visibility, UV protection, and keep out insects and other pests. With an upgraded screen that keeps out harmful UV rays, you can expect to keep your home safer and cooler. Plus with the guarantee of protection from outdoor elements, you’ll be more inclined to keep the windows open, which will lower light and heating/cooling costs of the home. Hello decreased energy bill!
Renovate your bathroom(s)
The bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in your home, so it’s definitely a great place to make some upgrades and make an impact. Because of all the use, bathrooms are particularly susceptible to wear and tear, making upgrade opportunities plentiful. A small update to make are the fixtures: redoing small elements like sink handles, the towel bar, the toilet roll holder, and light fixtures can make a big impact. A big visual update to increase value would be redoing the walls with a new paint color, or even some fun wallpaper. Consider updating the countertops to something that’s popular, yet classic, like granite or marble.
Upgrade the kitchen
Most renovation experts or real estate agents will be quick to tell you that one of the best ways to increase the long-term value of your home is by upgrading the kitchen. While you could definitely do a full-scale remodel, making smaller upgrades where it counts is also a great option. For example, minor adjustments like changing the paint on the walls, or refinishing/painting the cabinets makes a quick, but substantial aesthetic impact. Backsplashes are incredibly popular right now, so adding a pop of color with a new backsplash and some unique tile can make a signature statement for minimal cost. You could always go for upgrading appliances – stainless steel has a modern look and feel, and instantly up levels the look of any kitchen.
If your kitchen (or dining area) happens to have a patio door that connects to the outside, upgrading the frame or the screen is an easy way to make a big impact while also improving the quality of your live. By upgrading your screen, you’ll be more tempted to keep the door open (and the air conditioning off), which can have a favorable impact on your energy bill. Who knows, it may even help completely pay off the costs of these upgrades!